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Roadmap to Reopen1

Here is a brief summary of the Government of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen for during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

Source: The Government of Ontario

Find more information pertaining to your public health unit here (http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/services/phu/locations.aspx#7

Information about which stage your public health unit is in can be found here (https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario-stages#regions

Information about urgent care for children 2

The Government of Ontario recommends to call 9-1-1 or visit the nearest emergency department if an infant under 3 months has a fever, difficulty breathing, and appears to be ill. 

The Government of Ontario recommends to call 9-1-1 or visit the nearest emergency department if infants and children over 3 months have any of the following signs/symptoms:

  • fever lasting longer than seven days
  • fever with a rash
  • has a compromised (weakened) immune system with a fever
  • breathing faster than usual or difficulty breathing
  • bluish skin colour
  • not drinking enough fluids
  • not waking up or not interacting
  • is so irritable that they do not want to be held
  • constant vomiting

Recent Updates

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